I'm curious as to whether I have a protein deficiency. I was sick for about a month and wasn't eating much at all so I lost quite a bit of wieght. I take a multivitamin, which I took throughout my illness. While I was sick the only thing I could really eat was apples, salad and orange juice. I have no idea why, but everything else just seemed so gross to me, in particular chicken. Maybe it was all the Albuterol I was using...I don't know.
Now that I feel better all I want to eat are foods high in protein. Not necessarily foods high in iron, just foods high in protein...eggs, chicken, pork, beans, soy beans, more chicken, fish, seafood, milk, yogurt, etc. And I'm eating various sources of protein...foods I don't normally eat. The other day I felt the need to buy pinto beans...I don't even like pinto beans and they actually tasted good! What's the deal? This is very unlike me. If it's a protein deficiency, how long does it take to correct and when will the cravings end? Is my body actually absorbing the huge amounts of protein I eat with each meal?